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Your local storm damage experts in Mentor, OH

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mentor offers services in all aspects of storm damage repair, such as water removal, dehumidification, drying, mold remediation and containment. Using state of the art equipment such as high-powered pumps, vacuums, and dehumidifiers, along with our decades of extensive experience in restoration, we promise our customers nothing but the highest quality results possible.

There can be several repairs which need to be done and that should be kept in mind. Quite often walls or drywall need to be replaced and sometimes major re-construction is necessary when it comes to storm damage repair. Carpet and flooring are usually destroyed and these areas will need to be repaired or replaced as well.

The removal of sewage and other debris left behind from the storm may also need to be taken care of and our team of restorers work hard, with no job being too small or large for them. We excel in any repair context, assuring you that your home or business will be restored back to its original condition.

Our friendly staff of representatives are available 24 hours a day to take your calls at any time. Dial 440-887-9000 to book a estimate. We are definitely confident that we can help you out, no matter how extensive the storm damage may have been to your property. It’s no secret that storms cause large amounts of damage and we’ll be there for you when it does.

We have drying down to the science

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO of Mentor’s certified water damage professionals are trained in the science of drying?

If your Mentor, OH home has water damage, your initial reaction will be to grab towels and a mop to clean up the water, maybe even a fan or two. However, our professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. SERVPRO of Mentor will inspect to detect everything that is wet, measure how much moisture is in the wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly and also speed up the process by using professional drying equipment. 

We use the latest technology and tools; The SERVPRO DryBook allows us to capture and track the steps of a restoration project according to industry best practices and standards. This will ensure that your water damage restoration is done properly and efficiently as well as improving results and restoring your property faster! 

What to do when you have water damage in Mentor, OH

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

If water damage does occur in your Mentor home, immediately call SERVPRO of Mentor. SERVPRO’s teams will:

  • Assess damage for restorability and safety.
  • Determine the extent of the moisture content in effected areas.
  • Move and prop up furniture on blocks if necessary.
  • Extract the water.
  • Remove carpets and carpet pads if necessary.
  • Spray to treat germs and bacteria in contaminated areas.
  • Start the drying process with air movers and dehumidification equipment.
  • Ensure rooms are completely dry and conduct a walk through with homeowners to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Preventative maintenance is key to avoiding a possible water, mold, of fire damage loss. If you or someone you know succumbs to any type of water damage, give us a call to make your home look “Like it never even happened.”

Know the different types of water damage

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

When your Mentor OH home or business suffers a water damage, understanding what type of water you are dealing with is critical to ensuring proper cleanup. There are three types of water. Clean water is water from a broken pipe, or other water source; rainwater is also considered clean. The term gray water is used to classify slightly contaminated water. Clean water becomes gray when it is left untreated allowing bacteria and other contaminants to begin growing, making the water hazardous. Black water is highly contaminated and filled with fungi, bacteria, chemicals and more. Black water is typically caused by sewage damage, flooding or any type of natural disaster. Black water should always be handled by trained professional. When you have a water damage, don't leave your property to chance. Call SERVPRO of Mentor. Consider taking the following precautions to help minimize damage or prevent further damage while waiting for help to arrive.

Damage from Clean Water:

  1. Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified professional to do so.
  2. Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if access to the power distribution panel is safe from potential electrical shock. Do not enter rooms with standing water, as electrical shock hazards may exist.
  3. Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  4. Remove and pop up wet upholstery cushions to allow more even drying.
  5. Move any painting, art objects, computers, documents and other valuable items that may be sensitive to moisture to a safe place.
  6. Do not leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors as they may cause staining.
  7. Do not use your household vacuum cleaners to remove water as there is potential for electrical shock or causing damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  8. Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet; do not enter rooms where ceiling are sagging from retained water.

Damage from Contaminated Water:

  1. Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage. Wash your hands thoroughly if you come in contact with contaminated items.
  2. Do not walk through contaminated areas, as you could spread damage to unaffected areas. 
  3. Do not turn on HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  4. Do not use household fans to dry the structure; airflow could spread contaminants.
  5. Discard any food and/or products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

If you have any type of water damage or flood damage in Mentor or the surrounding areas, leave the cleanup to SERVPRO of Mentor!

Are you preparing to sell your Mentor, OH home? Let us help!

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Right now it's a seller's market in Cleveland. Selling your home can be an overwhelming experience as you coordinate between realtors, inspections and potential buyers. SERVPRO of Mentor is happy to help clean your house and get it ready for showings and its sale. Potential homeowners can rest assured that they're entering a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Space!

With our highly trained crews we are prepared to help with any cleaning task ranging from mold remediation to deodorization to general cleaning services.  If you experienced a water damage in the past and it wasn't taken care of properly, our crews can help restore your home so it is show ready! We have helped many homeowners prepare and sell their homes with a top to bottom cleaning.  Our thorough cleaning services can include wiping ceilings and walls, trim, the exterior of baseboard registers, and cleaning the inside and outside of kitchen and bathroom appliances. Window cleaning and floor cleaning are a great way to finish the project up and add the final sparkle to your fresh home.

We would be happy to set up a time for an estimator to come onsite to answer any questions you may have, and to get you a good idea of what the project would entail and cost. SERVPRO of Mentor is always here to help.

Recovering after storm damage in Mentor, OH

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mentor provides Emergency Board Up and Roof Covering/Tarps for Mentor homeowners.

SERVPRO of Mentor offers board up/roof covering service that can greatly help Mentor homeowners minimize potential damage to your property from a storm or help you secure your property after an unexpected disaster occurs such as damage from a car or tree. Water damage that goes untreated will eventually make its way from your roof to the very foundation of your Avon home.

Here’s how SERVPRO of Mentor can help you when disaster strikes:

  • Emergency Temporary Repairs: Help you minimize further damages, safely secure your property and begin the cleanup and restoration process.
  • Weatherization: Winterizing plumbing pipes is a process that prepares household plumbing for freezing temperatures that can cause leaks and breaks in the home
  • Generators and Temporary Power: Ensure that you have the power you need when your primary source is shut down.
  • Emergency Heating and A/C: HVAC Specialist available 24/7
  • Tree Impact/Removal: Emergency Tree removal, haul away, & stump grinding available. If you have tree damage to your home, we will be there to help and board up or tarp your home so it is secure until reconstruction begins.

SERVPRO of Mentor is a full-service restoration company. We work directly with your insurance to restore you home back to normal. 

If you have an emergency causing water damage to your Mentor home, we will be there to help 24/7!

Water Damage Repair in Mentor, OH

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

When your Mentor, OH home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Mentor is your local water removal company. We specialize in water damage cleanup in Mentor, OH.

Our certified technicians will preform an advanced water damage inspection and utilize advanced equipment to help them find the moisture and so they remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal and are kept up to date every step of the way.

This time of the year homes are prone to flooded basements because of heavy rains. It’s important to make sure your gutters remain cleaned and clear to help draining water stay on the outside of your home where it belongs!

If you are faced with water damage call SERVPRO Mentor.

Preparing to Sell Your Mentor, OH Home

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Selling your Mentor, OH home can be an overwhelming experience as you coordinate between realtors, inspections and potential buyers. Despite the pandemic, we are living in a sellers market here in Cleveland so many homeowners are preparing to sell their homes.

SERVPRO of Mentor is happy to help clean your house and get it ready for showings and its sale. With our highly trained crews we are prepared to help with any cleaning task ranging from mold remediation to deodorization to general cleaning services.  If you experienced a water damage in the past and it wasn't taken care of properly, our crews can help restore your home so it is show ready! We have helped many homeowners prepare and sell their homes with a top to bottom cleaning.  Our thorough cleaning services can include wiping ceilings and walls, trim, the exterior of baseboard registers, and cleaning the inside and outside of kitchen and bathroom appliances. Window cleaning and floor cleaning are a great way to finish the project up and add the final sparkle to your fresh home.

We would be happy to set up a time for an estimator to come onsite to answer any questions you may have, and to get you a good idea of what the project would entail and cost. SERVPRO of Mentor is always here to help.

We are a full service restoration company in Mentor, OH

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mentor provides restoration and reconstruction services for residential and commercial spaces in Mentor, OH, and the surrounding areas. We serve those that have suffered water damage, fire damage, storm damage, and more. We’re a responsive, reliable team with more than 25 years of experience in the Northern Ohio area, making people and their homes whole again. We strive for excellence in everything we do. Let us do excellent restoration work for you.

Whether you have a flooded basement or fire damage from a kitchen fire, SERVPRO of Mentor is faster to any size disaster. Our teams of certified professionals are available to help 24/7.  

SERVPRO of Mentor proudly serves the Mentor, Mentor-On-The-Lake, Fairport Harbor, Perry and Madison.

Basements in Mentor, OH are prone to flooding

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Basements in Mentor, OH are prone to flooding, and there are water damage repair specialists in Mentor. Water always runs from high to low ground, and this means that under the right circumstances your basement becomes an unwanted swimming pool. But where does the water come from?

  • One common culprit behind basement flooding is rain. Excessive amounts of rain in a short period of time can overload basement waterproofing systems, saturating the earth around your basement and then pushing in through foundation cracks.
  • Even properly waterproofed basements fail because they can't handle the incoming water load, your basement will flood.
  • The slope of your lawn can contribute to flooding.
  • If you have flood insurance, call your insurance provider. If you're not sure, check your plan. Some companies deliberately omit floods and won't cover the replacement of any water-damaged items. Knowing this upfront is very important. A lot of people just assume they are covered from flood damage and are shocked when they find out they are not.
  • The insurance company will send out an adjuster to assess the damage, take a list of all the items and call in a professional and many insurance professionals in our area will tell you to call SERVPRO of Mentor!

Whether you go with insurance or not, you'll want to call an expert like SERVPRO of Mentor. We will handle the mess and get you home back to normal quickly.